Chapter

Conclusion

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199753598
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897445 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0015
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The conclusion contrasts the response in the West to the two most empirically based, contemporary, apocalyptic prophecies, namely anthropogenic global [climate] warming (AGW) and global jihad warming (GJW). It explores why the roosters on AGW are owls on GJW and vice-versa, an anomalous situation given that our dependence on petroleum makes both threats significantly worse. It explores the dynamics of postmodern self-criticism and premodern scapegoating and the dysfunctional ways they combine in our current assessments of the threats that face us in the new, third millennium.

Keywords: TEOTWAWKI; global jihad warming; global climate warming; alterity; Islamophobia; 2012

Chapter.  5043 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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